Man and Culture - rubric Question at hand
Man and Culture
Journal Menu
> Issues > Rubrics > About journal > Authors > About the Journal > Requirements for publication > Editorial collegium > Editorial board > Peer-review process > Policy of publication. Aims & Scope. > Article retraction > Ethics > Online First Pre-Publication > Copyright & Licensing Policy > Digital archiving policy > Open Access Policy > Article Processing Charge > Article Identification Policy > Plagiarism check policy
Journals in science databases
About the Journal

MAIN PAGE > Journal "Man and Culture" > Rubric "Question at hand"
Question at hand
Mikheeva A. - Russian Orthodox parish in modern Sweden pp. 8-23


Abstract: This article is dedicated to studying the role parish of Saint Sergius of Radonezh Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy in Stockholm in the process of adaptation and integration of the Russian migrants into the new to them society. The author takes into account the context of the modern religious situation in Sweden, including the development of the Russian Orthodox congregations outside Stockholm, as well as the history and current state of the Russian diaspora in the “country of Vikings”. It is analyzed how the determined by the American scholar Charles Hirschman functionalities of religious congregation such as “shelter”, “respectability” and “resources” are being implemented in the parish under review. The experience of the parish of Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy in adaptation of the Russian migrants in Swedish society is explored for the first time; so is the attention given to worship service, choice of singing repertoire in the context of the topic. The conclusion is made that the parish of Saint Sergius of Radonezh plays typical for the religious congregation role in adaptation of migrants of first and second generations. It contributes to socialization, as well as overcoming of frustration, identity crisis, sense of isolation and similar psychological states (through functionalities shelter”, “respectability”, and partially, “resources”). Parishioners and clergy see their mission in preservation of the Russian culture and language: those who left motherland become patriots. This somewhat impedes the integration of the Russian Orthodox migrants into the Swedish society. The uniqueness of the parish of Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy is described in interaction with the people, motherland and worship practice.
Mikhelson S.V. - The impact of Chinese culture upon business cross-cultural communication pp. 51-65


Abstract: This article gives special attention to Chinese business culture and its impact upon the financial sector. Several decades ago, China turned into attractive market for foreign investors. However, investors face various problems in dealing with the Chinese partners. This research is focused on studying the growing impact of Chinese culture upon finance and business cross-cultural communication. Analysis is conducted on the existing theories and their application for finding the answers to the articulated research questions. The author conducted a case study in the form of interviews with the Russian entrepreneurs who cooperated with the Chinese partners. The conclusion is made that Chinese business practice has specific characteristics and norms embedded in the Chinese society and culture. The fundamental values of Chinese culture shape behavioral patterns and mentality of the people, which affects the international partnerships. Success in cross-cultural investment depends on understanding the peculiarities and mentality of the Chinese partners. The relevance of this research consists in the fact that the study of cultural aspects is relatively new for the financial economists. It presses the need to broaden horizons by analyzing cultural aspects and carrying out a case study.
Other our sites:
Official Website of NOTA BENE / Aurora Group s.r.o.